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Time for a New Containment Strategy? What Climate Marchers Can Learn from the Cold War
by Jim Shultzposted Sep 29, 2014
- The leading strategies in the climate justice movement already resemble the Cold War policies of containment, roll-back, and isolation. But can they wear down the political power of the fossil fuel industry?
Melting “Future” Statue Captures a City’s Imagination
posted Sep 26, 2014
- “By the end of the day The Future will be reduced to a puddle of melt water. But hundreds of people will have engaged with it: touched it, photographed it, talked about it, posted or tweeted about it.”
Incredible Hulk and Former Goldman Sachs Guy Are Among the Many Pulling $50 Billion Out of Fossil Fuels
by Chuck Collinsposted Sep 25, 2014
- “Divest from fossil fuels and invest in a clean energy future. Move your money out of the problem and into solutions.”
7 Practical Ideas for Compassionate Communities, From Free College to Debt Relief
by Shannan Stollposted Sep 25, 2014
- It's not hard to bring a little more equality into each others' lives.
Nurses’ Unions Send Thousands to Climate March, Call Global Warming a “Health Care Emergency”
by Yessenia Funesposted Sep 24, 2014
- The nurses’ unions focus on health gives them a unique perspective on climate change among organized labor.
Young Climate Marchers: Support From Boomers Makes Us Feel Less Alone
by Kristin Moeposted Sep 24, 2014
- “It makes me feel happy and inspired that we have people of all generations who are thinking that more drastic, extraordinary actions are necessary.”
My Chicken Became a Cat—And Taught Me to Imagine a Happier, Healthier World
by Shannon Hayesposted Sep 22, 2014
- If there is one key to making it in a family farm—or in any business that thwarts the trend toward relentless greed and destruction of the planet—it is the ability to believe.
Largest Climate March in History Connects Crisis to Corporations
by Matt Surruscoposted Sep 22, 2014
- The enormous event will provide support to world leaders who will be asking for climate action at this week’s United Nations summit.
The Troy Davis Book Club: Three Years After His Execution, a Movement to Resurrect His Story
by Christa Hillstromposted Sep 19, 2014
- Across the country, readers—including those on death row—gather to share the Davis family's story and the hope of putting an end to the killing.
Can a “Firewall Strategy” Keep Big Energy Out of Climate Talks? It Worked for Fighting Tobacco
by Alexis Goldsteinposted Sep 19, 2014
- Kicking the polluters out of the negotiations may sound like wishful thinking. But there is a precedent: the global effort to regulate the tobacco industry.
Watch Out Wall Street, Climate Marchers Are Coming For You Next
by Yates McKeeposted Sep 19, 2014
- A sit-in planned for the day after the People’s Climate March will call out the role of Wall Street in climate change.
Fictional Dystopias Teach Kids to Stand Up to Inequality—Don’t Dismiss Them As Capitalist Propaganda
by Kate Aronoffposted Sep 19, 2014
- Young Adult future fantasies like The Hunger Games and Divergent have been condemned as promoting free-market ideology. But these stories of revolution engage young people in deep conversations about identity and injustice.
Stanford's Coal Divestment: Meet 2 Students—And 1 President—Who Made It Happen
by Dana Drugmandposted Sep 18, 2014
- The movement to persuade schools to divest from fossil fuels has taken off around the country. Meet a few people who helped get Stanford’s money out of coal.
Beyond Divestment: Climate-Concerned Philanthropists Pledge to Move Billions to Wind and Solar
by Chuck Collinsposted Sep 18, 2014
- Groups have been divesting money from oil, coal, and gas for years. Now they’re hoping to get more climate-healing bang for their buck.
Coral Reefs for Climate Justice? The Oceans Can’t Speak, But They Need Our Help
by Richard Schiffmanposted Sep 18, 2014
- The world under the waves is under attack from climate change, overfishing, and pollution. But major marine sanctuaries are making a difference.